Marking the Dispossessed
Corinn Gerber (Ed.)
In her third artist book, graphic artist, Danielle Aubert reproduces the underlines, marginalia and bookmarks gathered from the pages of more than one hundred copies of Ursula K. Leguin’s 1974 science fiction novel, The Dispossessed, about a physicist from an anarchist planet where the concept of private ownership does not exist. All original text is removed so that the marks left by past book owners become the content. Marking the Dispossessed is published in conjunction with the polyphonic recording of a “used audio book” made in collaboration with Jason Treuting and Mobius Quartet from the same collection of books. Author of Sixteen Months Worth of Drawings in Microsoft Excel and a co-author of Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies, Aubert is a member of the graphic design group Clanada, which has presented work at PS1/MoMA, NY; Printed Matter, Motto, Berlin; and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
6 x 9 1/4 inches / 416 pp / 400 b&w and 16 color
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